Orillia & Lake Country is surrounded by lakes and waterways, if you are a fishing enthusiast than this is the place you will want to be.

In the summer enjoy the morning sunrise and cast a line off the end of the dock, or troll your boat around the many lakes and rivers that this area has to offer. Then come back and visit us in the winter, when Orillia & Lake Country becomes the host to many anglers and their ice fishing huts.

Located along the Trent-Severn Waterway, whose rivers and canals can take you to Sparrow Lake, along the Severn River and then over the lift locks at Big Chute into Gloucester Pool. Drop a line in Bass Lake, the Narrows or Lake St. John, the choices are endless. This area is host to several fishing tournaments throughout the year where top competitors are drawn in. Visit the Festivals and Events section for more information.

Fun Family Fishing From the Dock:

Orillia & Lake Country and Simcoe County are blessed with a handful of waterbodies where public piers or docks not only welcome shore-anglers of all ages and skill levels, but provide great opportunities to catch several species of panfish and the occasional bonus bass.

Fishing docks can be found at Bass Lake Provincial Park, Belle Ewart Pier on Lake Simcoe and the pier at Lake Couchiching Beach Orillia.


This Fishing Brochure and Ice Fishing Brochure include a large variety of Simcoe County wide fishing areas and information on the area, safety, guidelines and much more you need to know to be prepared to fish Orillia & Lake Country! Along with the large area, endless opportunities to fish and many species to catch, there are many regulations, fishing limits, advice and rules to also be familiar with before heading out, visit the Ministry of Natural Resources for all information.

Before heading out on the ice, make sure you are prepared with the right tools and knowledge to stay safe and enjoy a day fishing.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned angler, Orillia & Lake Country is a premier winter destination for ice fishing. Discover what species you’ll find in the waters of Lakes Couchiching and Simcoe and the baits to bring in the big ones!

Summer bass fishing season runs from June to November in Orillia & Lake Country. Find the best spots to go for smallmouth and largemouth bass and the best equipment to use.

Welcome to fishing in Orillia & Lake Country! See where to go from the big lakes to the hidden gems to find the best spots for all types of anglers.

Autumn may well be the most enjoyable and productive time for anglers to be on the water. See tips on the best tackle and spots to go for fall fishing.

Check out these tips for spring fishing and where to find many different species in Orillia & Lake Country waters, including perch, lake trout, whitefish and more.